Welcome!I'm Chloe, I'm 26 and I live in a little town on the edge of Dartmoor with my husband, an obsession with words and a childish sense of wonder at the world.
My writing career began at the age of seven with a story about a man trying to find a dog who'd vanished after falling off a cliff. I won my first award at nine, with a poem which went on to be published in a children's anthology. It's all been downhill from there.
For a while I distracted myself by studying science, but in 2007 made the grave mistake of accepting a dare to enter an undergraduate novel competition. The clumsy book I knocked out in between lectures was shortlisted for the award and I was hooked for life. Armed with nothing but a first class degree in Biological Anthropology, in 2009 I set out to teach myself to write. So far I have won a handful of prizes for my short stories, been included in a few anthologies and written a number of feature articles for an online magazine.
My first novel, The Art of Letting Go, is represented by David Haviland at The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency.
When not trying to get words to behave I am interested in some, all or none of the following: running in the rain, tramping on the moor, singing in the shower, trying to cuddle ponies, baking cakes, eating pudding and criticising the statistics quoted on the Today Programme. I don't like spiders or celery.
If you need some splendid writing, or just want to chat, e-mail me:
chloe [at] wordsyourway [dot] co [dot] uk
"But now oh Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand."